Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission.
This pass will allow visitors into the following museums:
- The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
- The Springfield Science Museum
- The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
- The Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
- The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
- The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.
Each pass admits up to 4 people with free admission.
Children under 3 are admitted for free.
Please note that you will only be able to purchase your tickets to the museum with the library pass in person at the Welcome Center of the museum. Advanced ticket sales online are full price only. There are, however, only so many timed entry slots available per day for the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum so it is possible that even though you reserve this museum pass that you won’t be able to get into the museum if it’s a particularly busy day. Please check with the museum directly to confirm availability. Passes may be used once during public hours and do not apply to special exhibition, program, or planetarium fees. Cannot be combined with other discount rates or coupons.
Passes are generously donated by the Friends of GPL or funded by State Aid money.
Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas. The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!
Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.
Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-714-8414.
Research shows that the more verbal engagement you give your child, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.
The Starling Early-Education Wearable tells you if you’re engaging enough by counting the words that you speak.
• The Starling clips to your child’s shirt or pants
• Without recording, the Starling counts all the words your child hears
• The Starling app gives you real-time feedback on your child’s verbal engagements
• Get daily engagement tips from child development experts to keep you talking
Give Starling a try with one of our Starling Book Packs available for check-out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal for an additional 3 weeks!
For more information on Starling, please visit their WEBSITE.
Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.
Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:
The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.
While the formal story times are on a brief hiatus, please join us for one of our age appropriate Open Play Times!
Open Play is an unstructured time for children to socialize with their peers and keep up with their normal storytime routine. This will not be a formal storytime, but there will be familiar elements like bubbles and music in addition to age-specific toys. This program is drop-in. If Grafton Public Schools are delayed or closed, this program will be cancelled. The Children’s Room is closed to the public for the duration of the Open Play program.
To keep our groups consistent, we ask that you limit your attendance to the appropriate age group:
Tuesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am
February 6th, February 27th, and March 6th.
- TODDLERS -Ages Walking-3.5
Wednesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am
February 7th, February 28th, and March 7th.
- BABIES– Ages Newborn-Walking
Thursdays @ 10:00am-11:00am
February 1st, February 8th, March 1st, and March 8th.
Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12! Please register online for this program or call 508-839-4649.
Stop by the library during school vacation week. There’s always something going on. No registration required
Tuesday, December 26th
Movie Night: Despicable Me 3 Movie@ 6:30pm Rated PG
Wednesday, December 27th
Drop-in and Build @ 10:0am-1:00pm
Keva. Dominoes. Squiggies. What can you create with our building materials?
Thursday December 28th
Lego Free Play for PreK-grade 5 @ 10:0am-1:00pm
Friday December 29th
New Years at Noon 11:30am-12:30pm We’ll have music, bubbles, and a special countdown for our littlest patrons at noon. All ages are welcome. Sparkles and glitter are encouraged.
Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!
Hear ye! Hear ye! Because we hear our students, Tutor.com is adding audio! It is no secret that some learn by doing, some learn by reading, some learn by watching and some learn by listening. Tutor.com’s goal is to provide instructional services and support in a personalized manner that best fit the needs of each individual learner. To better help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce that an audio option to connect will be available for every Tutor.com session for all grade levels and subjects beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017. Offering an audio option allows us to
- improve the experience for those with visual impairments,
- meet the needs of auditory learners,
- more effectively assist younger students or non-typers,
- and use classroom time more efficiently.
Watch a short demonstration video about how to connect with audio.
Download an information sheet about this and other new features recently released.
Access Tutor.com/grafton for FREE daily from 3-9pm!
Join us for an all-ages Halloween storytime. It will be a ghastly good time! Costumes are encouraged!
Tuesday, October 31 10:15-10:45 am. Drop-in, registration is not required.
What can you build with bricks and bricks and more bricks? For kids ages 6-12.
Thursday, December 7 3:30-5:00 pm. RSVP required; registration opens Wed Nov 22.